By including features from Brocades Performance and Resource Optimization in its Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft hopes to help data centre managers get more info on their systems. Find out how this will work
Suppliers of storage systems have made more product announcements in the past six months than in the previous two years, according to one research firm. This week's Storage Networking World conference in Orlando promises to represent a microcosm of that trend as dozens of vendors unveil new technologies.
Cisco Systems Inc. wants businesses to aggregate storage network traffic and other services over the same wide-area fiber connections, and sees itself moving increasingly into the video post-processing market, a vast consumer of bandwidth.
Storage networking remains one of the key elements that enterprises will deploy in the next several years in support of application deployments as well as storage and server consolidation, and as part of the larger shift to network storage. But the ongoing economic climate will curtail many enterprises' plans to deploy these networks in the second half of 2002 and first half of 2003, slowing the growth of the storage networking market for the next several years to one of guarded momentum.